5th ODI

India's bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar reaches out to catch his own delivery during the fifth one day international cricket match between South Africa and India at St. George Park in Port Elizabeth on Feb.13. (Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images)

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa — India won a one-day series in South Africa for the first time, clinching that piece of history with a 73-run victory in the fifth game Feb. 13 to lead 4-1 overall.

India’s victory was set up by 115 from opener Rohit Sharma — his first significant score of the tour — and sealed by wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, the standout bowlers in the series.

India’s first success in an ODI contest in South Africa also came with a game to spare. The tourists could stamp home their dominance with a thumping 5-1 series win over the team that was ranked No. 1 at the start of the series.

India is now top-ranked in ODIs and there’s no doubting that after this performance.

Sharma’s century, with 11 fours and four sixes, took India to 274-7 after being asked to bat first by South Africa.

South Africa could only manage 201 all out in 42.2 overs in the chase, with Yadav taking 4-57 and Chahal 2-43.

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